Charleston massacre: Emanuel AME church to reopen services
June 21 , 2015
The historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, is reopening services after Wednesday’s massacre in which nine people were shot dead by a 21-year-old white male suspect.
One of America’s oldest black churches, it is tied up with the history of black resistance against racism.
Meanwhile, in a rally held in South Carolina’s capital Columbia, protesters demanded the removal of the Confederate flag — seen as a symbol of slavery by some — from the capitol building.
In photos that have been made public, Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston shootings, is often seen posing with the Confederate flag.